Woohoo, it’s Friday… and also the day the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially starts (Nordies cardholders had first dibs for the past week). To kick off this very welcomed weekend, I’m rounding up ten of my beauty favorites and best buys from #NSale, which you can purchase online or in-store.
Read on to get the deets on the best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale beauty deals (these are all exclusive to Nordstrom, you won’t find them anywhere else!), plus a few of my tips for shopping the sale.
Okay, I lied…. sort of. There is so much beauty amazingness in this sale that I had a hard time keeping to 10 and included a bonus pick as well. Don’t judge, once you browse through you will see exactly what I mean. Here’s what I’m loving:
You guys. If you’ve ever used NARS blushes, you know that they are amazing. The NARS ‘Nordstrom’s Best’ Cheek Palette ($124 value) includes 4 blushes (yes, including cult-faves Orgasm and Deep Throat!) a highlighting powder and bronzer (in fan-favorite Laguna) for just $65. Let me break it down, each full-size NARS blush is $30. If you’ve been looking for THE bang for your buck, this is it.
Another best bang for your buck is the beautyblender® ‘Beauty’s Best Friend’ Set ($56 value), which contains not one but TWO classic beautyblender sponges and sponge cleanser for $35. Each sponge typically retails for $25 each so this is a total steal! Being a new beautyblender fan, I totally had to take advantage of this deal.
Stock up on brow essentials with the Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Brow Studio’ Set ($58 value). This set includes the brow queen’s infamous Dipbrow Pomade Brow Color, an angled brow brush, and clear brow gel to keep those brows in place all day long for $36 (available in three shades). Me likey.
Can you believe the LORAC ‘Refined Romance’ Eye & Cheek Palette ($30 value) is under $20? The shades (6 eyeshadows, 2 highlighters and 1 blush) are absolutely gorgeous and the soft nude and rosy-esque shades remind me of a similar ‘renaissance’ palette. PS- There is also a GWP offer with any $50 Lorac purchase!
Not only are the Voluspa ‘Maison Blanc’ Mini Tin Candle Trios ($24 value) super cute, they also smell extremely nice. I would know since I had to purchase a set. Not to mention the trio is just $15.90. Now I just need to figure out which ones to keep for myself and which to give as gifts… decisions, decisions.
I started using the Clinique ‘Big Genius Little Genius – Dramatically Different’ Moisturizing Lotion+ Duo ($52.50 value) about 3 years ago and it’s my daily go to for my dry/combo skin since. In fact, the last time I had to purchase this moisturizer was during the 2014 #NSale. Yep, this size bottle has lasted that long (with daily use!) and the travel sized companion is perfect for taking along on trips. The set is currently $38, be sure to get details on the Clinique GWP as well.
Another fab find, the CLARISONIC ‘Mia – Electric Pink’ Sonic Skin Cleansing System, is currently on sale for $89… a total deal– that’s $40 off it’s after sale price of $129 ( I can do math!). Plus this hot pink color is really cute.
I am totally feeling the deep burgundy shade for fall and the exclusive MAC ‘Look in a Box – Sassy Siren’ Burgundy Lip & Eye Kit ($71.50 value) includes everrything needed to get the look– eye shadow, liner, mascara and a gorgeous lipstick… yes, all full-sized for just $39.50. Yassss.
I am a huge fan of Smashbox makeup brushes and was pretty much floored when I saw the price of the Smashbox ‘Photo Bombshell’ Brush Collection ($175 value) at just $79. Seriously. The set contains 8 full-sized brushes plus case, all with a fashionable design. I am drooling over here. I don’t really need new makeup brushes but how can one pass up this kind of deal?!?
butter LONDON teamed up with Shoes of Prey, a custom shoe design company (how cool is that??) for a Shoes of Prey for butter LONDON Nail Lacquer Set ($66 value) featuring six shades that ‘encapsulate the hottest fabric’s seen in Shoes of Prey’s fall collection’. I’m loving the mix of colors, so perfect for fall, and the different finishes as well. The set of 6 nail lacquers is just $39.
The anniversary sale is a great time to stock up on your favorite fragrances, or to pick up a few fragrance gifts, as many sets are on sale. I’m scoping out the Tory Burch Fragrance Set ($210 value) that is listed at $125.00. Not bad, not bad at all.
BEAUTY SALE SHOPPING TIPS:
The sale isn’t just about finding the hottest deals. Here’s a few tips to keep in mind when shopping the beauty sale:
– GWP: Be sure to check out all the Nordstrom beauty gifts with purchase, it’s a great opportunity to get a few extras in your order!
– Have a friend’s birthday coming up? Need to pick up something for mom? These beauty sets and deals make wonderful gifts… and I know it’s only July, but you can take advantage of these sale prices to get ahead on your holiday shopping! On a budget? The Under $50 section has some great options!
– Two words: FREE SAMPLES
– Scope out the regular Clearance section, you may never know what deal you’ll find there!
-Stop by your local store tomorrow 7/23 for Nordstrom’s Beauty Bash to kick off the anniversary sale featuring experts, makeovers, exclusive gifts, and yes, more free samples.
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